Welcome to Year 1
Milne Class – Miss Mc Cullagh
LSA – Mrs Anders
KS1 HLTA – Mrs Connor
Potter Class – Mrs Hutchings
LSA – MrBates
Autumn 2 Topic: What is a Rainforest?
Our Science this half term is: Seasons and Plants
In our role as Scientists this half term, we will be investigating the season of Autumn. The children will observe and describe weather associated with Autumn and how day length varies depending on the time of year.
The children will also be investigating plants. They will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants. They will also be identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.
In Maths this term:
The children will be focused on addition and subtraction. We will be adding and subtracting numbers in a variety of ways.
We will also be learning about different 2D and 3D shapes.
In English this term:
The children will be learning how to write a story. We will be focused on writing sentences and how to entertain the reader.
We will also be reading and learning the story Pongo by Jesse Hogdson which is based in a rainforest.
PE for Year 1 classes are on a Thursday morning.
We will also be running a daily mile every afternoon.
PE is a very important part of our curriculum. Please make sure that your child has suitable kit and sensible PE shoes in school every week otherwise they will have to wear spare kit. Earrings must be taken out or taped over and all PE kit must have the child’s name in it.
How you can support your child at home:
- Listen to your child read at home at least 4 times a week.
- Support them to count forwards and backwards in ones and twos to 20, and help them to recognise their numbers up to 100. Make sure that their numbers are written the right way round.
- Support them with practicing their weekly spelling and common exception words.
- Support with weekly homework activities.
There are many sources of support on the internet. Some of the websites we recommend are:
We hope they are helpful to you and help you support your child’s learning.